Injured Marine returns to Pa. to a hero's welcome
HARRISBURG, Pa. - May 3, 2012 (WPVI) -- A Marine is back home in central Pennsylvania after receiving his second Purple Heart in Afghanistan.
Twenty-two-year-old Cpl. Brian Riddle of Susquehanna Township earned his second Purple Heart for injuries he suffered in a mortar attack on April 22. He sustained shrapnel wounds from head to toe and underwent several surgeries.
He received his first Purple Heart after being shot by a sniper in Afghanistan.
A motorcade of police, motorcyclists and firefighters from the Progress Fire Co., where Riddle serves as a volunteer, accompanied his limousine Wednesday afternoon into Susquehanna Township, where family and friends were waiting.
Riddle says he's thankful to know he's made others proud.
He will spend three weeks at home then return to Camp Pendleton in California to serve out his final year of active duty.
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